5 steps to Reporting confidence

Posted by Charlotte Taylor on 16/01/19 09:11

Reporting has always been a bug bear for finance. In a company, different departments, divisions, and stakeholders all need a feed of information and in different formats. Reporting has often run from an ERP with restrictive processes flexibility.

As data and communication is the glue which ensures everyone in an organisation as well as external parties need to measure performance, results, aims and understand the direction and plan of the business. It is important that you have confidence in your reporting tools. 

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Tags: Reporting

5 reasons for a new business planning tool for 2019

Posted by Kate Geary on 19/12/18 13:47

When you thank your finance team for all their hard work this year, actions can speak louder than words. Late nights and long hours means less time at home can mean more stress. Long hours are not new for finance teams, but does it have to be that way and can their time be spent more productively, with the right tools.

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Tags: Adaptive Insights, FP&A, financial planning software consultant

what is an Integrated forecast plan?

Posted by Stephen Hambling on 10/12/18 10:15

balance sheet, P&L, Cash flow forecasts

A set of accounts has three inter dependant controls change one and it impacts another, take an entry on the profit & loss, this will change the balance sheet and with a small delay, the cash flow will move too. You can’t move one without impacting at least one of the others. So it makes sense to me, that when you forecast you can see the impact on all three when change happens. 

 

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Tags: Adaptive Planning, Cash Flow, Editorial, Forecasting, Profit & Loss

housing - How to forecast post merger!

Posted by Charlotte Taylor on 30/11/18 16:19

The sands have shifted in the social housing market with government money being pumped into creating homes.  In recent months there have been a number of mergers, so what does this mean for the industry, and how do you forecast post merger? We look at the stories of 3 companies for ideas.

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Tags: Forecasting, property, social housing

spend 50% less time budgeting in 2019

Posted by Charlotte Taylor on 23/11/18 15:46

Here is our full proof 5 star delivery approach to getting the financial planning solution you dream of in 2019. Cut your budgeting cycles by 50% and create forecasts in hours rather than weeks!  Read our 5 point delivery plan and as one of our clients put it 'get your life back'.

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Can your Financial Forecasting keep up with your growth?

Posted by Charlotte Taylor on 13/11/18 13:45

The alternative funding supplier, Greensill Capital, secured the largest UK investment last quarter, to achieve the status of Unicorn, following an investment of $250 million from General Atlantic. They knew to be able to forecast to the level of detail and accuracy, they needed something better than Excel, read how they and others turned to cloud planning to support their growth. 

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Tags: funding, forecasting growth

how to master analysis for better decision making

Posted by Stephen Hambling on 08/11/18 12:07

Finance is firmly in the driving seat when it comes to informing and making decisions. When a company is growing fast, it needs good solid information with intelligent insight to inform company decisions. Gone are the days when the whim of a CEO, or board bias drives direction and strategy. So lets look at what makes a great analysis team and how to get there. 

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Tags: New CFO, new in post

Are you descending into budgeting hell?

Posted by Stephen Hambling on 11/10/18 15:38

For many, budgeting rounds are hellish, with no treats in store. If the mere mention of the 'B' word causes terror then maybe its time to look for another way. Our October webinar looks at BUDGETING BEYOND EXCEL. Join us to learn when is the right time to move from spreadsheets and hear the views of CFO's who don't dread budgeting any more. 

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Tags: budgeting, Excel

software is half the  story here are your   5 delivery essentials

Posted by Stephen Hambling on 09/10/18 17:15

When it comes to getting real benefit from any system, software is only half the story, the other half is delivery.  When choosing the right bit of kit to invest in, comparing functionality, reviews and reports all help in the decision making process. But what of the team that build and implement the software?  Here are our 5 tips to guide you through getting the perfect delivery. 

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Tags: cloud forecasting, transforming finance, FP&A, forecasting solutions, Financial planning

Can you buy confidence ?

Posted by Charlotte Taylor on 04/10/18 16:51

We all want more confidence in our ability to do our jobs. We'll go through years of education and professional training to develop more of this. But what if it's the tools of our trade which can genuinely make a difference to how we perform. This story is about Anthony. He built confidence throughout the business in the numbers, decision making, and his ability in the role, we ask if investment in new finance tools made the difference?   

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Tags: new in post, New CFO

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